Zig Zag: Danger Detectors

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started20th May 1996
ended10th Jun 1996
last rpt23rd Sep 1998
4 school years
duration20 mins
subject ⚖️CitizenshipSafety
age rangeAge 7-9
languageenIn English

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Danger Detectors is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Zig Zag from the 1990s, covering safety for primary school pupils.

Encouraging children to think about health and safety, the presenter meets the 'danger detector' part of his brain and discusses various potentially dangerous situations with him, and encourages children to think about their own 'danger detectors' when cooking, crossing the road, visiting a farm or near water.

Kevin talks to his danger detector

This unit was originally envisaged with the title Healthy Bodies on the general topic of health and safety.

Episode List

# Title Broadcast
1. Safety Inside #1996-05-20-00-00-0020 May 1996
2. Safety Outside #1996-06-03-00-00-003 Jun 1996
3. Safety Further Afield #1996-06-10-00-00-0010 Jun 1996


Year Term Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Channel Details
1995-96 Summer 1996 Monday, 11:05am Wednesday, 1:20pm BBC2
1996-97 Summer 1997 Tuesday, 1:40pm Thursday, 11:15am BBC2
1997-98 Summer 1998 Monday, 11:20am Thursday, 11:15am BBC2

Learning Zone

The unit was also broadcast overnight in the Learning Zone on BBC2, from 2:40am on Wednesday 23rd September in Autumn 1998.


Presenter Kevin Duala
Consultant Child Accident Prevention Trust
Writer & director Kate Stonham
Series Producer Peter M. Evans


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